Monday, April 26, 2010

Give me some sleep. Give me some pill……

The above title of this post is a very poor attempt by me to rhyme it with a  famous song of recent blockbuster 3 idiots. Hope you don’t mind it.

Why are Pharmaceuticals not coming up with formulations that can fight sleep deprivation? We hear so much advancement in medical science. Lots of new drugs keep hitting the market everyday.

I believe all management schools present a very good market for “anti sleep” tablets. Students with deep “red eyes” are constantly looking for some magic potions that can make them sleep immune. Batch mates of PGPX batch at IIMA have started walking sleepy eyed with confused looks in the face. Everybody is somehow trying to catch up with mandatory reading for all the classes. If you are not adequately prepared, you are bound to be caught of-guard in the class and Profs are very sharp in identifying ill prepared students. Most importantly you don’t want to miss the action in the class just because you fell asleep while reading the class assignment.

I feel really blessed to be in the company of such accomplished individuals. PGPX batch of 2010 is a gathering of very talented professionals who have already made a mark for themselves. Everybody here comes with a very strong and focused insight on his or her respective field. Learning accomplished in class discussions is of highest order. Discussion in individual groups and informal gatherings provide deep insight into some of the best practices prevalent in the industry.

Given a choice I would like to have as much interaction as possible. The only thing coming in way is paucity of time because of extra heavy workload. On top of it Profs keep reminding us that things are going to be more uphill in coming days. I am not sure what will happen to most of us. We desperately need a pill so that we can be wide awake for next 51 weeks. We have just crossed one functional week at IIMA PGPX!!!

5 comments:

Rahul said...

British scientists did formulate a pill for causing sleep deprivation. It was called the Belfast Bullet. It was used experimentally during the conflict in Northern Ireland when the demand for troops outpaced the supply for troops (FAM!) and the army needed crack troops to be able to patrol for longer periods. It is said that a soldier could go for 40 hours without sleep and then make up for sleep in 12.
Mil nahin raha hai saala pill...

Nagesh said...

Thanks for the info Rahul.. Would be great if you can get some supply for PGPX!!

Rahul said...

Trying, mate, tryingzzzzzzzzzzzz...zzzzzzz

uniqideas said...

all the best - let me scare you by saying - it is just the beginning :)

- harsh

Nagesh said...

Harsh,
I agree with you completely.